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Was my psoriasis exacerbated by COVID19?

I am seventy one and fit and well, having had breast cancer eleven years ago and sepsis six years ago. Because of female pattern hair loss I had been …

It is unbearably hard to perform in my job

I’m a 53-year-old counter terror police officer, I do a very stressful and tiring job that requires a level of physical activity, my treatment has…

I'm still suffering today and I can't work

I took the vaccine COVID moderna in April 2021 and was perfectly healthy in 2021 until getting the vaccine in 2021 after my 2 shot in June.

I felt that I was an inconvenience most of the time

I expect I had it for years before it really surfaced. During my Nurse training (I was 35) and my feet hurt unbearably - I also couldn't wear high heels any more for more than a short time without wincing and struggling.

Being a teen with a skin condition was a horrendous experience

I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 11 years old. My psoriasis appeared as a result of the stress that I experienced following my parents break up.

Hot weather is hell for my feet

I stepped out onto a tiled patio on holiday in Spain nearly a decade ago.

To say they changed my life would be an understatement

Since the age of about 9 I have had moderate to severe psoriasis. PsA developed in my 30s.

Unless you suffer with psoriasis, you don’t know the half-of-it

I have suffered with psoriasis since I was 7 years of age, growing up through school especially High School it was tough...

I refused to go outside without covering it with heavy makeup

I've had psoriasis roughly since I was 12 years old, although it wasn't until I was 18 that I was officially diagnosed. Having been pushed around from GP to GP for six years, each convinced I had eczema...

I was diagnosed with my first psoriatic flare at age 8

There have been many ups and downs in this journey. I was diagnosed with my first psoriatic flare at age 8, after I had chicken pox, mumps and then strep throat that became Scarlet fever.

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